in|stal|la|tion [ ,ınstə`leıʃn ] noun **
1. ) uncount the process of putting a new system or piece of equipment in its place and making it ready for use:
Installation is simple and straightforward.
installation of: The installation of a new computer system will take about a week.
a ) count a system or piece of equipment that has been installed somewhere:
changes to an existing installation
b ) uncount the process of putting a new program or piece of software into a computer
2. ) count a building or structure, especially one that is important for an army, industry, or government:
It's on the list of military installations that are scheduled to be closed.
Fighter bombers are attacking key installations in and around the city.
3. ) count or uncount FORMAL an official ceremony in which someone is put in an important job or position
4. ) count a piece of art that consists of several different objects or pictures arranged to produce a particular effect

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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